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‘It's Like Waking Up in the Library’

How an International Student Dorm in Copenhagen Became a Closed Circuit during COVID-19

Brian McGahey

, residents of the student dorm struggled to adjust to the transition to online teaching and the logistical and organisational shifts it demanded. Agnes, a Master's student from Lithuania, explained: For me, it's really hard to concentrate. Not being able

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Barbara Robertson and Mark J. Flowers

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The course materials students are expected to utilise in online instruction vary. Studies have shown that students tend to enjoy online courses with lecture videos more than those without, but few studies have measured the impact of lecture videos on student outcomes. Do lecture videos increase student understanding and retention, thus improving student outcomes? Students were provided with one or more study aids, video lecture, PowerPoint or instructor-created notes for learning about the role of the Electoral College in US presidential elections. We assessed student retention and understanding of the Electoral College with a quiz as an indicator of student outcomes. We found that the video lecture in combination with a PowerPoint was the most effective study aid.

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Paul L. Scham and Yoram Peri

the views of the authors and reviewers. In any case, all of us are facing a leap into the unknown as we deal with social distancing, online teaching, and varied policies (or non-policies) of dealing with the pandemic. We ask you to be careful and

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Thomas J. Eveland

, learning environments, online teaching, learning assessment methods, grading and receiving feedback as a teacher. For the purposes of this review, the chapters were condensed into three broader topic areas: instruction and course design, student learning

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Sharon A. Kowalsky

physical movement of scholars for research, while online teaching and gatherings have shown both the opportunities and limits of technology for transmitting knowledge and building relationships. As we sit isolated and under quarantine, the international

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Left Behind by COVID-19

Experiences of “Left-Behind” Girls in Rural China

Jue Wang

, schools across the country began to implement online teaching. This policy posed challenges, especially for rural students in China and elsewhere as Xiaoqiao Cheng (2020) and Bekithemba Dube (2020) note. The Chinese Ministry of Education, recognizing

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Zooming in on COVID

The Intimacies of Screens, Homes and Learning Hierarchies

Adam Roth, Niroshnee Ranjan, Grace King, Shamim Homayun, Rebecca Hendershott, and Simone Dennis

visited upon us by COVID-19. Zooming Tastefully and Touchingly Online teaching and learning is certainly different from face-to-face teaching and learning in multiple ways, but often their difference is conceptualised in terms of the absence of full

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From rite of passage to a mentored educational activity

Fieldwork for master’s students of anthropology

Helle Bundgaard and Cecilie Rubow

Tunell, Penelope Turner and Anne Freja Amsinck for their contributions and positive and welcoming attitude. Lise Steenbæk, University of Copenhagen, and Gail Casey, Deakin University, have inspired the development of an online teaching platform. 5 The